Easy DIY Ketchup
We’re not a huge Ketchup family….I’ve never really liked it, even as a kid. It’s good on a grilled cheese and possibly a hotdog roasted on a stick over an open campfire, but beyond that I could take it or leave it. And, now that I read labels and am more conscious of ingredients like sugar, salt and hydrogenated oils, it has even less appeal. The girls will eat it on burgers and hot dogs and with grilled cheese as well. And it’s practically unavoidable at a backyard BBQ. And really, once in a while it is what it is. We won’t beat ourselves up about it.
That being said, it is often a base “ingredient” in a lot of slow cooker recipes or sauces. A number of Epicure meal solutions designed for the slow cooker will even call for ketchup in the prep mode. So I set out to create an alternative that gives great flavour and doesn’t rely on packaged ketchup because I just don’t want to be using a cup of that stuff in an otherwise delicious recipe!
I get asked for this one often so I figured I might as well share it here!